Artists

Toril Johannessen

Selected Works

CV

Born 1978

Education

2011

Mountain School of Arts, Los Angeles, California

2006-2008

MA in Fine Art, Bergen National Academy of the Arts, Norway

2002-2005

BA in Fine Art, Bergen National Academy of the Arts, Dept of Photography, Norway

2007

The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, KUNO guest, Copenhagen, Denmark

2005/2006

University of Bergen, Dept of information and media science, Norway

2004

Kunsthochschule Weibensee, Berlin, ERASMUS guest, Germany

Solo Exhibitions (Selection)

2016

NORSK NATUR, with Tue Greenfort, Museum of Contemporary Art, National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, Norway
Unlearning Optical Illusions, Trondheim Kunstmuseum, Trondheim, Norway

2015

AA-MHUMA-AITI-KITTEKITII, OSL Contemporary, Oslo, Norway

2014

Variable Stars, Preus Museum, Horten, Norway

2013

Teleportation Paradigm, UKS, Oslo, Norway

2011

Nonlocality, Volker Bradtke, Düsseldorf, Germany
Nonlocality, Lautom Contemporary, Oslo, Norway

2010

Transcendental Physics, Bergen Kunsthall No.5, Bergen, Norway

2009

The Generic Stone, w/Sidsel Meineche, Hordaland Art Centre, Bergen, Norway
Variable Stars & In Search of Iceland Spar, Oslo Fine Art Society, Oslo, Norway

Group Exhibitions (Selection)

2016

Random Walks, Kunsthall 44 Møen, Askeby, Denmark Sakte bilder, Lillehammer Kunstmuseum, Lillehammer, Norway Form Matters, Matter Forms, Apalazzo Gallery, Brescia, Italy The Kithchen, ISP Whitney Museum, NYC, US

2015

Cultural Threads: Migrations, Australian Design Centre, Australia Facts, Stories and Anecdotes, Kunsthall Stavanger, Stavanger, Norway 2015 Norsk Skulpturbiennale, Vigeland Museum, Oslo, Norway Performing Objects, Enough Room for Space, Brussels, Belgium Tomorrow Today, curated_by_vienna, Galerie Hubert Winter, Vienna, Austria 2015 Balance Sheets, Edouard Malingue Gallery, Hong Kong Cultural Threads: Migrations, NCAD Gallery, Dublin, Ireland Systémique, CEAAC, Strasbourg, France Cultural Threads: Migrations, KANEKO Centre, Omaha, Nebraska, US

2014

On the moment of change (…), ARTSPACE, Auckland, New Zealand
Present Future, solo presentation at Artissima, Turin, Italy
Allegory of the Cave Painting, Extra City, Antwerp, Belgium
Blue Times, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
Unstuck in Time, Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts, Auckland, New Zealand
Curiosity: Art & the Pleasures of Knowing, (Hayward Touring), de Appel, Netherlands
Paradise Reclaimed, Festspillutstillingen, Festspillene i Nord-Norge, Harstad, Norway
Markeringsdistrikt, Harstad Kunstforening, Harstad, Norway
The Act of Seeing with One’s Own Eyes, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
Definite Motion, Generator Projects, Dundee, Scotland
Literacy/Illiteracy,16th Tallinn Print Triennial, Estonia
Crònica. Narració, historia i subjectivitat, Fabra I Coats, Barcelona, Spania
Kas me sellist muuseumi tahtsimegi?, Tartu Art Museum, Tartu, Estland

2013

Curiosity: Art & the Pleasures of Knowing, Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, UK
Past performance is the best indicator of future results, Tenderpixel, London, UK
A nonspatial continuum (…), Schleicher/Lange, Berlin, Germany
l’anniversaire#6, FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims Scènes d’Europe, Reims, France
Flag NYC, Performa 13, New York, US
Shadows of a Doubt, Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn, Estonia
Requiem for a Bank, HMKV Dortmund, Dortmund, Germany
Momentous Times, CCA - Centre for Contemporary Art, Derry, Northern Ireland
RE-Culture II, Patras, Greece
Room 0, Henningsen Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Curiosity: Art & the Pleasures of Knowing, Turner Contemporary, Margate, UK
Mom, am I barbarian?, 13th Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey
A History of Inspiration, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
Economics in Art, Museum of Contemporary Art Krakow, Krakow, Poland
Motlys, OSL Contemporary, Oslo, Norway

2012

Biennale Bénin, Cotonou, Bénin
Cartographies of hope: Change Narratives, DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague
Neufertvariasjonene, Projekt 0047, Oslo, Norway
This is (R) evolution, Stavanger Kunsthall, Stavanger, Norway
Machine worries, Machine Hearts, Blank Project Space, Cape Town, South Africa
In Fifteen Minutes Everyone will be in the Future, Plovdiv Contemporary Art Week, Bulgaria
Game of Life, Kristiansand Kunsthall, Kristiansand, Norway
Conditions of a Moment, Hordaland kunstsenter, Bergen, Norway
Här har man alltid med sig, Stockholm Music & Arts/Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel, Germany
The Remainder, Hilary Crisp, London, UK
Juscu’ici tout va bien, OSLO10, Basel, Switzerland
Plus de Croissance: Un Capitalisme ideal…., La Ferme du Buisson, Noisiel, France
Let us keep our own noon, Galerie West, Den Haag, The Netherlands
An Exhibition of a Study on Knowledge, Forum Stadtpark, Graz, Austria
Letter, INCA, Detroit, Michigan, US
On Knowledge, Forum Stadtpark, Graz, Austria
Letter, INCA, Detroit, Michigan

2011

Run, Comrade, The Old World is Behind You, Kunsthall Oslo, Oslo, Norway
Handlingsregler, Maihaugen, Lillehammer, Norway
The End of Money, Witte de With, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Space. About a dream, KUNSTHALLE Wien, Vienna, Austria
Toril Johannessen, Kjetil Kausland, Sveinung Rudjord Unneland, Lautom, Oslo
The Museum of Longing and Failure (MOLAF), Bergen, Norway

2010

Smooth Structures, SMART Project Space, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
BGO1, Bergen Kunstmuseum, Bergen, Norway
I was Uranium, Sils Project Space, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Chris Cornish, Kristin Nordhøy and Toril Johannessen, Lautom, Oslo, Norway
The Line, CSA Space, Vancouver, Canada
PolArt2010, Tromsø Fine Art Society, Tromsø, Norway

2009

World Wide Wonders, Galerie Kunst-Zicht, Ghent, Belgia
Susan Collis, Ane Mette Hol og Toril Johannessen, Lautom Contemporary, Oslo
Session 6 - Lecture, AmNudenDa, London, England
Langt inni skauen erre bare mer skau, Viul, Hønefoss, Norge
From Now On – New Nordic Photography, Hasselblad Center, Gothenburg, Sweden

2008

Magiske Systemer, Tromsø Fine Art Society, Tromsø, Norway
Sparebankstiftelsen DnB Nor Stipendieutstilling. Oslo Art Society, Oslo, Norway
Tomorrow’s Parties, MA degree show, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway
Nordnorsken, Bodø Kunstforening m.fl. tourin Northern Norway

2007

It’s like opening a door, Visningsrommet USF Verftet, Bergen, Norway
Basic Speculations, Galleri By The Way, Bergen, Norway

2006

Høstutstillingen, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway

Collections

Preus Museum, Horten, Norway
Sparebank 1 Nord-Norge’s Art Foundation, Tromsø, Norway
The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Norway
Isabel and Agustín Coppel collection, Mexico
KODE Bergen Art Museum, Bergen, Norway
Sparebank 1 Nord-Norge’s Art Foundation, Tromsø, Norway
Various private collections

Commissions

2014

Inscription, Amalie Skrams videregående skole, library, Bergen, Norge

2011

Historical Time, Faculty of humanities, University of Bergen, UiB/KORO

Awards

2013

Artist award 2013, City of Bergen, Bergen, Norway

Publiations

2013

Unseeing / Dublett - Toril Johannessen, artist book and anthology, Hordaland Art Centre, Bergen, Norway

Anthologies, Catalogues, Reviews (Selection)

2015

Unstuck/In/Time, Rebecca Wide (ed.), Te Tuhi, Auckland, New Zealand

2014

Kunst og kunnskap, interview by Bår Stenvik, Forskeforum, #7/2104

Tid og rom i fritt fall, review, Øyvind Storm Bjerke, Klassekampen, 08.01.2014

2013

Vad vill hjärnan oss?, review, Fredrik Svensk, kunstkritikk.no
TIME, Whitechapel Documents of Contemporary art, Whitechapel gallery, London, UK

2012

Berøringspunktene, interview, Kunst Pluss, Norway
Vitenskapelig Wanderlust, interview, Billedkunst, Norway
Tidløs, interview, D2/Dagens Næringsliv, Norway
A personal history with science, interview w/Adnan Yildiz, MOUSSE #33, Italy

2011

Dobbeltgjengere i tid og rom (review), Line Ulekleiv, Billedkunst 7-2011, Norge
Tvillingskjebner (review), Kjetil Røed, kunstkritikk.no
Klokkerent (review), Erlend Hammer, Daglabdet. Norway
New Norwegian Art since 1990, by Øystein Ustvedt, Fagbokforlaget, Oslo, Norway
Logics of Scientific Discovery (interview), C Magazine, Toronto, Canada
Fotografi og stjernestøv (interview), Kunstforum #5, Oslo, Norway

2010

Norwegian Art Yearbook 2010, Pax Forlag, Oslo
Elegant om vitenskap og kunst (review), Billedkunst 2-2101
Variable Stars (artist presentation) in Kunstforum #2, Norwegian art magazine
Kunst for de små grå (review), Bergens Tidende, 21.01.2010
The Generic Stone (lecture and review), Retrospective Catalogue2009, HKS, Bergen

2009

Verden er magisk, (article, artistic contribution), Kunstjournalen B-post 04/09, art mag.


Misc

2014

Lecture, Easy Listening series, Auckland Art Gallery, New Zealand
Artist in residence, WIELS, Brussels, Belgium
Organising the seminar A Matter of Life and Conduct: Humanism, Universalism and Observation, w/Anne Szefer Karlsen, for B-open, Bergen

2012

Organising Flaggfabrikken’s international residency program
Organising the workshop The Invisible Hand, w/Marjolijn Dijkman, for B-open

2011

Organising the seminar Visions: Upheavals and unpractical ideas, for B-open

2010

Organising the seminar To produce an art scene, for B-open, Bergen
Artist in residence, Western Front, Vancouver, Canada
AIR Bergen-Berlin, artist residency in Berlin, support by the City of Bergen
Transcendental Physics (forelesning),University of Bergen, Dept. of Art History

2009

Participating at Arctic Tipping Points, scientific cruise in the Arctic/Barents Sea, organized by PolArt: Troms County, Tromsø Art Society and ARCTOS/Young Scientist Forum
Organising the seminar “Objekt + Verbal”, Permanten, Bergen
Organising B-open’s monthly study circles, Bergen (2009-2011)
Chairwoman, B-open, artist festival and open studios in Bergen/Hordaland (2009-2011)

2008

Organising the seminar “The artist as Producer” w/Åse Løvgren, HKS, Bergen, Norway
Presentation at XXVII Symposium of the Scientific Instrument Commision, Lisbon, Portugal
Co-organising the seminar “Looking for Observation”, Bergen National Academy of the Arts
Art editor for Replikk, academic magazine, Bergen, Norway (2006-2008)

1998

Fagbrev (professional certificate) in Photography, Trondheim, Norway

News

SAMTID: 1980-2015
Galleri KODE, Bergen
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